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Principal investigators

Arkin

Michelle Arkin, PhD
Faculty Co-director
Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry
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415-514-4313

chemical biology, protein-protein interactions, screening, cancer, neurodegenerative disease, neglected diseases

Renslo

Adam Renslo, PhD
Faculty Co-director
Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry
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415-514-9698

drug targeting technologies, iron in biology and disease, novel small molecule pharmacology, fragment-based lead discovery

Administrators

Ninwe Maraha, PhD
Laboratory Manager
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415-502-6464

 

Olson

Kazuko Olson
Administrative Officer
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415-514-4757

 

Senior scientists

Ang

Kenny Ang, PhD
Specialist, Biological Screening
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high-throughput screening, drug discovery

Bryant

Clifford Bryant, MS
Specialist, Medicinal Chemistry
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synthetic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, customer service

Paul Burroughs
Staff Research Associate
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chemical biology, drug discovery, aging/longevity, metabolic diseases, personalized medicine

Julia Davies
Cheminformatics Programmer
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cheminformatics, assay informatics, web application development, databases, bioassay ontology

Amos Espinosa
Junior Specialist
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drug discovery, high-throughput screening, cell-based assay development, toxicology, complex in vitro models

Jaishankar

Priya Jaishankar, MS
Specialist, Medicinal Chemistry
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lead discovery and optimization for bacterial and viral disease

Greg Lee, PhD
Specialist, Biophysics
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structural biology, protein NMR, protein biophysics, protein dynamics, protein-protein and protein-ligand interactions

Jeff Neitz, PhD
Associate Adjunct Professor, Chemistry
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synthetic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, neurodegenerative disease, cancer

Grace Pohan, MS
Assistant Specialist
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high-throughput screening, cell-based assay development, drug liver-induced injury, early stage drug discovery

Wilson

Chris Wilson, PhD
Associate Director, Screening
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Postdoctoral scholars

Sheng Chen, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
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synthetic chemistry, medicinal chemistry
Ziwen Jiang, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
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chemical biology, protein-protein interactions
Yu-Hsuan Kuo, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
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chemical biology, proteomics, protein-protein interactions
John Morrow, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
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in silico drug discovery, cancer, protein-protein interactions, structural biology and dynamics, computational chemistry, high-performance computing

Graduate students

Marcus Chin, MPhil
PSPG Graduate Student
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high-throughput drug screening, Alzheimer’s disease, tau pathology

Dyana Kenanova
CCB Graduate Student
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protein-protein interactions, high throughput screening, metabolic disease, medicinal chemistry, and chemical biology
Holly Vickery
CCB Graduate Student
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chemical biology, high-throughput screening, cancer biology, protein-protein interactions

Former members

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Formerly

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May H. Abdelaziz, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX

Yassir Younis Adam, PhD Postdoctoral Scholar MyoKardia
Ambika Bhagi-Damodaran, PhD Postdoctoral Scholar Assistant Professor, Chemistry, University of Minnesota
Yuliya Birman Graduate Student Research Associate, Biodesy

Brian Blank, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

ORIC Pharmaceuticals, South San Francisco

Stacie Bulfer, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Senior Scientist, Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, Lawrence, KS

Mark Burlingame, PhD

Specialist

UCSF Mass Spectrometry Facility

Steven Chen Specialist GE

Jonathan Choy, PhD

Graduate Student

Sr. Scientist, Merck, South San Francisco, CA

Shubhankar Dutta, PhD Postdoctoral Scholar  

Yao Fan, PhD

Specialist

Senior Scientist, Boehringer Ingelheim

Shaun Fontaine, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholara

Scientist, ProLynx LLC, San Francisco

Allejandra Gallardo-Godoy, PhD

Specialist

Senior Researcher, University of Queensland

Ken Hallenbeck Graduate Student Senior Scientific Researcher, Genentech

Brian Hearn, PhD

Specialist

Associate Director, ProLynx LLC, San Francisco

Frantz Jean-Francois, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Scientist II, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, Frederick, MD

Auke Koops Graduate Student Intern  

Erica Lauterwasser, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Scientist, BASF, Ludwigshafen, Germany

Sumit Mahajan, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Director, Drug Development, Globavir Biosciences, Los Altos, CA

Sarine Markossian, PhD Specialist  
Daniel Medina-Cleghorn, PhD Postdoctoral Scholar Scientist, Nurix Therapeutics

Connie Merron

Specialist

Informatics Specialist, Recombinant Antibody Network, UCSF

Joseph Mulvaney Specialist

Senior Software Engineer, Schrödinger, New York, NY

Maxime van den Oetelaar Visitor Graduate Eindhoven University of Technology
Angela Reese Associate Specialist  
Annet Saris Graduate Student Intern  
Takeshi Shida, PhD Postdoctoral Scholar  

Hiroki Shimizu PhD

Visiting Scientist

Research Scientist, Daichi Sankyo, Japan

Ben Spangler, PhD

Graduate Student

Postdoc, Novartis Institute of Biomedical Research (NIBR) Emeryville, CA

Poulami Talukder, PhD Postdoctoral Scholar Scientist, Tiba Biotech LLC, Cambridge, MA

Yinyan Tang, PhD

Specialist

Scientist, Nektar Therapeutics, San Francisco, CA

David Turner, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Research Scientist, Leidos, Frederick, MD

Kurt Van Horn, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Research Scientist, Cambrex

Punitha Vedantham, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Organic / Medicinal Chemistry Specialist Vibrant Sciences, Burlingame, CA

Mengqi Zhong, PhD Postdoctoral Scholar Scientist, REVOLUTION Medicines